A new foodie paradise on Inishbofin

Believe it or not, a new foodie paradise is being nurtured off the west coast of Ireland.

With the hlep of celebrity chef Raymond McArdle Inishboffin House Hotel has designed a new menu is sure to lure lovers of food to the island.

The new menu is to celebrate the reopening of the hotel for the summer months and what better way to do it than with McArdle and new head chef Taidgh McDonald.

Inishbofin House Hotel reopened its door last month. With the help of the BB2 Great British Menu chef the hotel has developed a menu with style and substance. Dishes on the new Wild Atlantic Way menu include: Inishbofin lobster Caesar salad (lobster caught off the Clifden Coast ); butter poached Inishbofin lobster and blood orange vignette and salsify; Inishbofin lamb with wild roast garlic puree and wild garlic salsa verde, roast garlic mash potatoes; and Laceys’ Farm rhubarb fool with stem ginger sponge and sherry vinegar gastrique.

Raymond previously worked as head chef in the Nuremore Hotel in Monaghan from 2001 to 2011 with Inishbofin House Hotel’s general manager Niall Coffey. It was during this time that they propelled the restaurant, now highly successful, to three AA Rosettes, an accolade currently held by only one hotel in Ulster. He is now running his own successful restaurants in Belfast, Warren Point, and Tyrone, including Restaurant 23, currently recognised by international food guides.

Taidgh McDonald is also an exciting addition to the hotel, having worked in Richard Corrigan’s two restaurants in Mayfair, London and Thornton’s restaurant, St Stephen’s Green. Taidgh will be the head chef in the restaurant, adding both his experience and culinary flavour to the mix of talented team put together by general manager Niall Coffey.

Inishbofin House Hotel offers guests friendly service, delicious locally sourced produce in the restaurant, traditional Irish music sessions in the harbour view bar, and a selection of luxurious bedrooms with spectacular sea views. Inishbofin House Hotel also has a marine spa with many relaxing treatments to choose from.

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